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2.0 out of 5 stars
Avoid if you have anything other than baby fingers, 12 Nov 2013
Positives: Screen is bright and sharp
Negatives: Although the Xperia U has a 3.5 inch screen, in practice it feels smaller to use than my previous 3.2 inch HTC. The keyboard is unusable in portrait mode and not much better in landscape mode. A swipe keyboard helps, but inevitably there are words which the swipe keyboard does not recognise and entering individual letters is frustrating with many errors unless you have baby fingers.
GPS: I've had major problems with the phone locking on to a GPS signal, sometimes taking 30-40 minutes, and yes this is outdoors. I've had 2 previous android phones with GPS and both found a GPS signal within 1-2 minutes maximum once outdoors.
Text Reflow: The phone is poor at reflowing text using the stock browser when you pinch to zoom. Again very frustrating.
Overall: If you have baby fingers and don't use GPS it does have a bright and sharp screen and is reasonably quick in use. However, the screen is just too narrow for anyone with average to large fingers and I have found it so frustrating to use that I've gone back to my old HTC Wildfire S, even though the screen is nowhere near as sharp as the Xperia U.